Rubavu district veterinarian arrested on corruption charges

By IGIHE
On 15 May 2019 at 02:30

A veterinarian of Rubavu district, Robert Kalisa has been arrested on allegation of using his office for personal interests.

It is said that he offered licensing documents to trade milk in the Democratic Republic of Congo to selected farmers after receiving bribes.

The spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Modeste Mbabazi has confirmed his arrest.

“We have arrested the veterinarian on account of using his powers for personal interests. He is suspected of soliciting bribes from farmers trading milk in DRC to give them licensing in return. He would not offer to license to traders who declined to do so,” he said.

Article 4 of Rwanda’s penal code stipulates that any person, who solicits, accepts or receives, by any means, an illegal benefit for himself/ herself or another person or accepts a promise in order to render or omit a service under his or her mandate or uses his or her position to render or omit a service commits an offense.

Upon conviction, he/she is liable to imprisonment for a term of more than five (5) years but not more than seven (7) years with a fine of three (3) to five (5) times the value of the illegal benefit solicited.


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